Review: LaRose by Louise Erdrich

April 23, 2017 | LaRose was nominated for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 PEN/Faulkner.

Voluntarily give up your son to the victim's family as atonement for accidentally killing their son...This is the compelling beginning to LaRose, by Louise Erdrich. I don’t think I would have crossed paths with this book unless I had read and enjoyed Commonwealth, by Anne Patchett. (You ca...

Review: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

March 17, 2017 | Commonwealth is published by Bloomsbury. Available now, RRP $29.99.

In this novel, Commonwealth, we follow the lives of six siblings who are part of a blended family, across a period of 50 years. The story is a slow reveal through the eyes of each of the children, of a single traumatic event that occurred on one blissful holiday in their childhood, and the long-...

Review: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

March 9, 2017 | Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple is published by Orion. RRP$32.99, available now

  Here’s the thing about this book - it totally blindsided me. Yes it’s a comedy, but it also is so much more than just that label. TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT is the story of Eleanor Flood, a successful animator with a hit series ‘Looper Wash’ to her name. She is supposed to be w...

Review: The Slow Waltz of Turtles by Katherine Pancol

March 2, 2017 | The Slow Waltz of Turtles is published by Allen and Unwin. RRP $29.99, available now.

This is a tricky review for me to write. THE SLOW WALTZ OF TURTLES by Katherine Pancol, has elements of a fantastic novel. It is a chic lit, mystery, drama and thriller set in France (one of my favourite locations), and a sequel to an international bestseller (THE YELLOW EYES OF CROCODILES 2.5 m...

Blog Tour: HOW WRITING SAVED ME, by Country Roads author, Nicole Hurley-Moore

February 21, 2017 | Country Roads by Nicole Hurley-Moore is published by Allen & Unwin. RRP $29.99, available now.

Today, Nicole Hurley-Moore, author of newly released COUNTRY ROADS, stops by LOVEthatBOOK on her book tour. It is always great to welcome an Australian author to the blog, and in her post today, Nicole shares the story of how writing saved her when life did not go to plan... How Writin...

Review: Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway

January 17, 2017 | Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway is published by Allen and Unwin. RRP $29.99, available now.

  It’s 1891 and Virginia Loftin has just been jilted by her childhood love (who is also the boy next door). She takes solace writing feverishly her novel where she can rewrite their story with a happy ending. She finds herself invited to an elite salon at the Fifth Avenue Mansion of...

Book Blog Tour – Karly Lane on Making Mistakes and Second Chances

November 25, 2016 | Third Time Lucky by Karly Lane is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99, available now.

Today I am thrilled to welcome Karly Lane to LOVEthatBOOK. Her latest novel is called THIRD TIME LUCKY and it is freshly released into the world. If you haven't followed Karly on social media yet, you should immediately scroll to the links below. She is humble, funny and responsive to her follo...

Review: Artie and the Grime Wave by Richard Roxburgh

November 7, 2016 | Artie and the Grime Wave is published by Allen and Unwin, and is available now. RRP $16.99.

Artie and the Grime Wave is a super new book for children, aimed at readers eight years old and over. The story is about a boy called, Artie Small, and his dysfunctional family. After the death of his father, a trapeze artist, the is family going through a rough patch, each member expressing the...

Blog Tour: Fleur McDonald talks about Torn Heart Syndrome

November 4, 2016 | Sapphire Falls by Fleur McDonald is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99, available now.

Today I'm thrilled to welcome Fleur McDonald to LOVEthatBOOK as our guest. Fleur's latest book, SAPPHIRE FALLS is out now. It is a suspenseful, pacy and action packed novel that is also a testament to the resilience of women who live and work in the harsh Australian landscape. Fleur's wond...

Review: Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio

September 19, 2016 | AUGGIE AND ME by RJ Palacio is published by Penguin. RRP $19.99, available now.

It’s no secret that I adored WONDER by R.J. Palacio (read my review here), so I was thrilled to discover new stories in the Wonder World! AUGGIE AND ME is a book of three stories about secondary characters in that novel; Julian, Christopher and Charlotte. The three stories provide layers to...

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